I loved the opening to the early evening weekend/bank holidays bulletins in the virtual era. It was my favourite theme of that time.
I didn't, to me it was like a "mickey take" to the superb nine theme. They should have used the six theme for early evening weekend bulletins just like they used the nine theme for late weekend bulletins.
I wouldn't say it was a "mickey take" - the Nine theme *was* used for all weekend and bank holiday bulletins from 1988-93, after all.
Worst of the '93 re-recordings, IMO, is that of the One theme. Tries too hard compared to the original, and even the familiar nine-note fanfare comes out wrong (plus it isn't at the start).
On the other hand, the re-re-recording of the Breakfast News theme (the 1989 version was itself a re-recording, of course) isn't too bad - can't really fault a combination of orchestra and electric guitar. Too bad the Beeb didn't really bother competing with Chris Evans, Eamonn Holmes et al during this period.
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On hiatus from 1 January 2019. Perhaps I take the drawbacks of the written word *too* seriously.
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